The Bullitt Alarm Clock is a retro favorite that looks great with its unmistakably vintage “cats eye” shape and distinctly retro styling. The pointy oval-shaped face is a full 12.5″ wide and features bold arabic numerals in a classic typeface and compass point style detailing. There is an hour, minute and second-hand plus a fourth hand used to set the alarm time. One detail that I really like is that the graphics of the face are printed on paper with a slight yellowing that gives it the look of an actual vintage thrift store find. The plastic case comes in basic black and a bright retro red.
Because of the way it is spelled, I can only assume that this cool and modern style alarm clock is named after the 1968 Steve McQueen movie of the same name which features one of the coolest car chases of all time. I think that the swank modern style of the clock more than lives up to the coolness of its namesake.
The Bullitt Alarm Clock is made by Newgate, a British company that specializes in quirky and iconic clocks of all kind with a vintage, retro design. Their clock designs are very appealing to those that have a contemporary or modern style home but they maintain such classic design aesthetic that they look outstanding in a more traditional style home as well.
The Bullitt Alarm Clock is one of many sleek and modern looking retro alarm clocks that Newgate produces and makes a great companion to the matching Bullitt Wall Clock. This cool wall mounted clock is a bit bigger, a full 17.5″ wide, with that same hip mid-century style and appeal of the alarm clock. The only real downside to these clocks is I find them to be a bit pricey but they are pretty well made and nice sized so that isn’t really that much of a deal breaker. They are not just novelty clocks, they are pretty good quality and good quality time pieces can sometimes go for hundreds.
Both of them represent what we love most about the new crop of retro clocks, a great retro look, classic style and modern reliability. You can buy both the Bullitt Alarm Clock ($59.99) and the Bullitt Wall Clock ($79.99) as well as a good selection of other fun vintage and retro clocks and other cool stuff from Retro Planet.